We cut to Bob, who says he's all for therapy, but thinks it's a personal preference. It's not something that he would want to push on someone. Unless that person was Mark, who obviously needs a motherfucking shrink. Er, I mean, "unless they're comfortable with it." Bob tells the Blue Team that they have a choice for the day. One option is to stay at the house and have a therapy session with Jillian's mom. Crickets chirp. There are no Blue takers. Roger is suspicious since Jillian is coaching the enemy. The other option is to go for a hike. Everyone wants to do the hike. Dan explains that they'd rather walk it out than talk it out. Don't these folks have a staff therapist already, anyway? I mean, not that it seems to be doing much good, but still.
Brittany is first up with Jillian's mom, talking about the emotional issues that usually underlie eating issues. Brittany's parents divorced when she was seven, and before that she was a thin child. Then, of course, there's the issue of her biological father. Brittany starts crying. Brittany thought that the stepfather -- from whom her mom got a divorce -- was her actual father, but in fact he wasn't, and her biological father had died when she was four. She never knew him and never will know him, and, says Jillian's mother, that's a loss that can never be regained. This is something that Brittany has always kept inside, and she says that she fears getting hurt if she opens up to people about her pain. How fortunate, then, that she was able to talk all about it on national TV! Jillian's mom says that's a very lonely place to be, and Brittany says that's exactly what Jillian told her. Brittany sees how her pain can drive her to the refrigerator.
The Blue Team, meanwhile, enjoys their hiking therapy. It's difficult for Trent, who's been dealing with a bad knee during his time on the show, but he soldiers forth. Well done, T-Bag!
Back at the house, Kelly is in with Dr. Phillian, Sr. Turns out, her parents divorced when she was seven, too! Divorced parents make you fat, man. Thank goodness my parents suffered through with each other for the duration. Who needs a healthy relationship model if you turn out skinny? Kelly was raised by her single mom. Oh, God, and then her mom had a massive stroke right after they had a major fight! And Kelly has always secretly thought that it was the fight that did that. Gah! But then her mom blinked out an autobiography and it was all okay. Anyway, Dr. Phillian, Sr. deduces that Kelly fears that something catastrophic could happen if she doesn't obey the rules. There were things that happened in Kelly's childhood that she didn't tell her mom, because she didn't want to upset her or make anything worse happen. And when those feelings bubble up, she tries to bury them with food! And really, large quantities of cheese are about the only thing that will even marginally keep down that sort of baggage.